The contributory parent visa (subclass 173 and 143) allows parents to migrate to Australia if they have a child who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. A subclass 173 parent visa allows parents to live in Australia for at least two years. However, if the applicant aims to extend their stay period in Australia, they can apply for contributory parent subclass 143 within two years of living in Australia on a 173 visa.
With a subclass 143 parent visa, one can obtain permanent residence in Australia. For both visas, the applicant must be sponsored by the child.
What is Contributory Parent Visa – Subclass 173 (Temporary)?
Parent visa 173 allows parents who have eligible children living in Australia to relocate and live in Australia for up to 2 years.
Visa 173 is considered a permanent residency pathway as it allows the applicant to apply for the permanent subclass 143 contributory parent visa. In addition, the processing time for this visa is often less than subclass 143.
What can I do with visa 173?
If you qualify for this visa, you can:
• Live in Australia for up to 2 years
• Work and study in Australia without government support.
• Apply for a permanent Contributory Parent Visa (subclass 143).
Am I eligible for contributory parent visa (Subclass 173)?
To be considered for this visa, you must:
• Be sponsored by an eligible child who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
• Meet the balance-of-family test.
• Meet all visa conditions and follow Australian law.
• Not have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 870) at the time of application.
For more information on the subclass 173 visa, contact us at [email protected]. If you’re not sure whether to choose between a 143 and 173 visa or any other visa subclasses, we can help you choose the right pathway.
What is Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 143 (Permanent)?
This visa allows parents with eligible children living in Australia to relocate and live in Australia permanently. As you need to make a significant contribution to the government (AUD43,600), this visa is considered contributory.
If you find this amount prohibitive, you may opt to apply for the subclass 173 contributory parent visa first, which is a temporary visa. This visa costs AUD29,130.
What can I do with visa 143?
With the permanent parent visa, you can:
• Relocate to or remain in Australia as a permanent resident.
• Sponsor eligible family members to relocate to Australia.
• Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible.
• You can work and study in Australia.
Am I eligible for contributory parent visa subclass 143 ?
To qualify for this visa, you must:
• Be sponsored by your child or their partner.
• Meet the balance of family test.
• Have the assurance of support in Australia.
• Meet the health and character requirements.
For more information on the subclass 143 contributory parent visa, or any parent visas you are interested in, contact Migration Door Australia for a free visa assessment. You can email us at [email protected].